The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan

The formerly glorious god Apollo, cast down to earth in punishment by Zeus, is now an awkward mortal teenager named Lester Papadopoulos. In order to regain his place on Mount Olympus, Lester must restore five Oracles that have gone dark. But he has to achieve this impossible task without having any godly powers and while being duty-bound to a confounding young daughter of Demeter named Meg. Thanks a lot, Dad.

With the help of some demigod friends, Lester managed to survive his first two trials, one at Camp Half-Blood, and one in Indianapolis, where Meg received the Dark Prophecy. The words she uttered while seated on the Throne of Memory revealed that an evil triumvirate of Roman emperors plans to attack Camp Jupiter. While Leo flies ahead on Festus to warn the Roman camp, Lester and Meg must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor—and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles—somewhere in the American Southwest. There is one glimmer of hope in the gloom-filled prophecy: The cloven guide alone the way does know. They will have a satyr companion, and Meg knows just who to call upon. . .


Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
So many. Rick Riordan is amazing.

Middle-Grade Mythology

Star Rating?
5 Stars

I would love to reread every book in the Percy Jackson world from the very first and all of the Trial of Apollo novels when this series is done!

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?

Is this a part of a challenge?

Who would you recommend this for?
This is a series that can be read by basically anyone and they’d probably enjoy it.


I have been wanting to read a Rick Riordan book since I finished Aru Shah. That book was so similar in writing style that I wanted to read something from him. I absolutely love this series. It’s tying in everything from all the Percy Jackson books and the Heroes of Olympus books and it’s amazing. I’m loving seeing all the characters coming back.

Except for one particular character.. which honestly, based off of what happened to him, could have stayed away for the rest of the series.

Yes. I’m salty.

I gotta say though, I really love Apollo’s character and as usual, the chapter titles (or poems in this case) are on freaking point and hilarious!

I can’t wait to read book 4 and I’m completely bummed that I have to wait until Fall of 2019 for it. I guess I’ll just twiddle my thumbs and wait impatiently for the next book.


If you’re interested:
Amazon CA

Until next time,

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